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William Jennison (1676 - abt. 1741)

Honorable William Jennison aka Genison, Jenison
Born in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Husband of — married 10 Sep 1700 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Died about at about age 64 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Baymap
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Biography

The Honorable Judge William Jennison was born in 1676 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay. He was the son of Samuel Jennison and Judith (Newcomb) Jennison. He was Selectman for ten years between 1727 and 1741. He was Representative to the General Court from 1731 to 1732. He gave the land upon which the first Court House in Worcester was ordered to be built in 1732. He married Elizabeth (Golding) Jennison on June 20, 1700 in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay. He passed away in about 1741 in 1741 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay.

Probate

William Jenison of Worcester, Esqr., died intestate and on 23 September 1741, his widow Elizabeth, and Thomas Goulding were granted the administration of his estate.[1]

His inventory was taken on 29 September 1741 in Worcester.[2]

In 1742, an account of his estate by Elizabeth Jenison was recorded which included personal estate converted for use, debts paid, the use of land, repairs to the house and barn, appraisers, provisions for the family, and administration fees.[3]

In 1743, his widow Elizabeth received her dower of 1/3 of the real estate.[4]

In 1746, an account of his estate by Thomas Stearns "only acting adm on the estate", was recorded which included the sale of real estate, balance of the last account, debts paid, provisions for the widow, and administration fees.[5]

Sources

  1. "Probate records v. 101-105 1737-1758" database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YY-S9SK-5  : 25 February 2024), Film# 007704228, Worcester, Massachusetts, image 72, Vol 101, Page 68.
  2. "Probate records v. 2 1739-1748, 1790-1827" database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YY-KF4L : 12 February 2024), Film# 007704427, Worcester, Massachusetts, image 85, Vol 2, Page 130-131.
  3. "Probate records v. 2 1739-1748, 1790-1827" database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YY-KF71 : 13 February 2024), Film# 007704427, Worcester, Massachusetts, image 114-115, Vol 2, Page 191-193.
  4. "Probate records v. 2 1739-1748, 1790-1827" database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YY-KF7Y : 14 February 2024), Film# 007704427, Worcester, Massachusetts, image 132-134, Vol 2, Page 225-228.
  5. "Probate records v. 2 1739-1748, 1790-1827" database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YY-KF1B : 11 March 2024), Film# 007704427, Worcester, Massachusetts, image 295, Vol 2, Page 537-538.




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Sibling Elizabeth - Check the data. A birth date should not be within eight months of a sibling's birth date unless they are twins born within a day of each other.

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